Business Futures Council
Oakland University's School of Business Administration developed the Business
Futures Council (BFC) forums to bring senior executives together and engage them
in a dialog on future business trends and challenges. The goal is to better
educate and prepare future employees for success in the workplace, while
proactively shaping future research projects to bridge the gap between academic
theory and real-world practice.
Segregated by industry, executives from manufacturing, IS leadership, health
care, and global and entrepreneurial companies have started to meet since April
2008 for intense
discussions about critical issues, focusing on the following questions as they
relate to each industry:
- What should education in this field look like?
- What are the educational components schools can develop to support needs
in this field?
- What activities, outside the classroom, should students be encouraged to
- What role can this industry play in this education?
||Future of Manufacturing Education
||Future of Entrepreneurship Education
||Future of IS Leadership
||Future of Health Care Education